I stand corrected:
fglrx 12.9 showed us a major bug, hehe.
I don't know which distro you use to tell you more specifically. But if you have and HD2xxx-4xxx Radeon card, 12.4 was the last to support it, but there is the legacy 12.6 driver too(exzclusively for this unsupported hardware) which I'd suggest you use ( also supports xorg 1.12 ). I didn't have any artifacts for sure from 12.4 onwards, but from 12.6 it was better and fixes for Gnome Shell were in the changelog
Hope it works well for you if you try it. I think it would.
This Catalyst 12.9 works on desktop and notebook graphics cards? I don't want install soft if working only embedded devices.
Can I run this on my desktop?
I installed it on my Fusion Hardware. It works on E350 and on E450. Normally I don't install that kind of unreleased stuff, but i feared that wenn all the 12.10 guys come with a 9.0.0 release and our xvba implementation lacks support - that will give a huge problem - so I installed the embedded version.
For what i heared: Ubuntu 12.10 will include a 9.0.0 release. But I don't know any details. Only have contact to some very helpful beta MailingList Readers, that sometimes test xvba code, that helps us a lot.
One important thing within the 9.0.0 Embedded driver is a new XVBA version:
From the log:
Code:T:179938115190272 NOTICE: XVBA::CreateContext - opening xvba version: 77
Well same goes with me as with others here I got a "Your graphics adapter is not supported by this driver. Installation will not proceed".
Radeon HD 5850 here. I saw also in past posts that it didn't support HD 6000 too. Exactly for which cards is this thing went released??
Replace the /etc/ati/control file with an older one.
Ah you mean at the temporary folder that is generated when you run the installer... Yeah I found it under /common/etc/ati. But now I have to download fglrx 12.8 also... Damn AMD...
OpenSUSE 12.2 here with stock Kernel 3.4.6, stock Xserver 1.12.3 and stock(updated) KDE 4.8.5.
I think openGL ES 2.0 is disabled by blacklisting fglrx at kwin for KDE version prior 4.9... Does anyone know how to force the procedure??
XVBA works via VAAPI mod through VLC output:
Let's see if it works under Xserver 1.13...Code:libva: VA-API version 0.33.0 libva: User requested driver 'fglrx' libva: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/fglrx_drv_video.so libva: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_32 libva: va_openDriver() returns 0 xvba_video: XVBA_GetSurface(): status 2 [0x7f8d38c6dba8] avcodec decoder: Using VA API version 0.33 for hardware decoding. [h264 @ 0x7f8d38002a60] Cannot parallelize deblocking type 1, decoding such frames in sequential order
For reference I have Shadow Primary enabled with no problems. KDE runs smooth for now.